10 Retro Foods That Should NEVER Have Gone Out Of Fashion


Gooseberries were popular in the early to mid-1900s when families foraged them from gardens and hedges for fools, tarts, pies, and jams.


Known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness, this perennial herb has been around for years and has also made an appearance in beers and tobacco.


Whey is the liquid by-product of the cheesemaking process and today, this protein-packed powerhouse is most commonly found in the form of protein or bulk powders.


While gnarly-looking celeriac certainly won’t be winning awards at beauty contests anytime soon, it’s a widely versatile vegetable that’s overdue some recognition.

Instant mash

Since the early 1900s, packet instant mash with water and milk has satisfied carb needs without peeling, boiling, or arm pain.

Pineapple chunks

In the 1960s and 1970s, pineapple was popular on pizza, cheese and pineapple cocktail sticks, pineapple upside-down cake, and ham.

Cottage cheese

The term cottage cheese became popular in the mid-19th century and was typically used to describe homemade cheese.

Thousand Island dressing

This popular mayonnaise dressing and accompaniment for prawns and seafood gained widespread popularity in the 1950s and 1960s.

Canned peaches

Many 1950s and 1960s sweets employed floating fruits in syrup. Families enjoyed them with evaporated milk or in pound cakes or cobblers.

Condensed milk

Packed with protein, fat and carbs, tins of condensed milk were given as field rations during the US Civil War and they experienced a resurgence in popularity during the First World War.

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